Funding new drugs endemic to Afrika

New funding that will be given through a call for proposals for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Afrika over the next two years is now available. The Drug Discovery funds is up to $100,000 per project to researchers in Afrika to identify new drug candidates,…

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A big moment for Afrika

Astronomy in Africa will take a giant leap forward with the unveiling of the 64-dish MeerKAT array in South Africa on July 13. The MeerKAT will be the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the southern hemisphere until the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is completed. Why is this such…

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NASA set to observe outer planets from Senegal

A mission of 40 NASA scientists is heading to Senegal at the start of August 2018, to help with the planning for the final stage the New Horizons space mission to observe the outer planets. It will also strengthen science in the country, says David Baratoux, the chairman of the…

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Nigerian students arrested for cyber crimes in Benin Republic

Authorities in the Benin Republic have released 7 of the 12 students from Nigeria who are alleged to have committed cyber crimes in the country. This comes after Nigeria's Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, announced their release and explained that initially it…

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From financial inclusion to financial health

Over the past decade, the push for financial inclusion has united governments, companies, technology entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations in dozens of countries on every continent — and with remarkable success. In 2011, only 51 percent of the world’s adults had a formal bank account. By 2017, as the World Bank…

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